Monday, March 4, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - iSequences

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iSequence - (iPad only - $2.99)

Reviewer Comments
All children need to understand how to sequence activities, from daily grooming skills to following multi-step instructions to following a recipe. Some children benefit from seeing pictures while others benefits from hearing words. This app has both word and pictures if a child needs more than one modality to understand sequencing tasks.
Users have two levels from which to choose, and they can choose from settings if they want to work on order, including text, sequential, random, and play back audio. Next users can choose configuration: Manual or Automatic, Finally users choose the type of activity- putting in the right order, what will happen next and/or emotions. Students then have 2 activity levels. It would be nice if there were data collection to track students' progress.
Although the app is designed for younger typically developing children, we trialed this app with older students, who have developmental delays. They enjoyed the activities, and they felt successful when completing them correctly. For the youngest users, the cartoon drawings may be too abstract, but for our older students, the cartoon drawings were not too abstract for them to complete these tasks.
Possible IEP Goals:
The student will sequence objects, pictures and letters by identifying first, middle and last.
The student will predict what will happen next in a sequence of events by verbally responding or arranging a sequence of pictures (e.g., “What will happen if I do this?”).

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